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US 231 in DeMotte Closed Saturday for Touch of Dutch

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This Saturday US 231 will be closed within the DeMotte city limits from 7:30am until noon for the “Touch of Dutch” festival. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and DeMotte Police report during this time a 5-K race and parade will...
 

Owner of Kelsey's Dies After Crash in Michigan City

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A Valparaiso businessman died on Wednesday at a South Bend Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Michigan City. The Times reports 74 year old Jack Hood was heading...
 

In-Home Tattoo Kits Recalled for Bacterial Contamination

If you're interested in getting a tattoo or thinking of adding more ink to your body, you might want to check the ink bottle first.  ABC News reports the warning comes from the Food and Drug Administration and is directed...
 

Valpo PD Resolve Suspicious Incident at Daycare Center

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In Valparaiso, police now report the subject allegedly involved in Wednesday's suspicious incident at Growing Kids Learning Center had no criminal intent and was in fact related to a couple of the children. Police report that early this afternoon (Thursday)...
 

Jasper Co Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Alleged Rape

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports they are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning in the rural Fair Oaks area. Authorities were called to the residence just before 7am and the victim informed deputies that she...
 

LaPorte PD to Participate in Labor Day DUI Crackdown

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The August/Labor Day DUI crackdown begins tomorrow through September 1st. The LaPorte Police Department reports that they will be joining the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign again this year and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. According...
 

Retail Credit Cards Coming with Above Avg Interest Rates

Retail credit cards can burn a hole in your pocket. A new survey released today says many big retailers offer cards that come with above average interest. ABC News reports dozens of store credit cards were surveyed. The average interest...
 

City of Gary Independence Day Winners

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosted a brief meet and greet at City Hall Wednesday to announce the City of Gary’s 2014 Independence Day Parade winners.
The Parade winners are as follows:
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First Place:          The Methodist Hospitals
Second Place:    Gary...
 

Polish Pilgrimage March Arriving in Munster

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Munster Police have issued a traffic advisory regarding the Polish Pilgrimage March: The march will be arriving in Munster approximately 430pm on Saturday, 8/9/14 at Hohman/River. There will be approximately 5000 people and 10 support vehicles, including medical personnnel as...
 

Indiana State Parks Celebrate S'mores This Weekend

Indiana's state parks and reservoirs -- which include Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton --  have a sweet deal for people who love s’mores, the well-known campfire treat. Visitors this month can participate in two s’mores-related social media campaigns for...
 

Valpo PD Investigate Suspicious Incident Outside Daycare

Valparaiso Police say they're investigating a suspicious incident Wednesday afternoon outside Growing Kids Learning Center in the 34-hundred block of Campbell Street. Police were called to the area for a suspicious male subject standing near the fenced area while children...
   

SR 2 and US 231 Closures for Chip/Fog Seal Work

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)  says road work next week will have some well-known local roadways closed for a few days.  INDOT says the planned closures of State Road 2, between Valparaiso and Hebron, and U.S. 231, between Hebron...
   

Valparaiso Road Closure

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Valparaiso city officials announcing an emergency road closure this morning:  One block of Elmhurst Avenue between Chestnut Street and Prospect Avenue is closed through 3:30 this afternoon (Thursday August 7) for emergency water service replacement.  The official detour is one...
   

Rush Named First Female Chief Justice of Indiana

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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday unanimously chose Justice Loretta Rush as the next Chief Justice of Indiana. Rush, the first female to be named Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, is expected to take office later this...
   

McDermott Announces Plans to Run for 4th Term

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Democrat Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr has announced plans to run for a fourth term. At the same time, the Times today reports McDermott didn't rule out running for governor if former Governor Evan Bayh ultimately decides not to.  There's...
   

Applications Accepted for Community Projects

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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is accepting applications for Innovative Community Collaboration projects. The program will provide up to $100,000 in total funding to one or more grant applications featuring partnerships between a community action agency and...
   

Community Mourns Fallen New Carlisle Firefighter

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The New Carlisle Fire Department together with family members, friends and community are mourning the death of New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief , 41-year-old Jamie Middlebrook. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan told the Region News Team that Middlebrook's body was...
   

NW Ind Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Central Pk Plaza

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VALPARAISO -The public is invited to “Symphony Under the Stars”, a free concert featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., August 7, at Central Park Plaza, 64 Lafayette St. in Valparaiso.  Under the direction of Kirk Muspratt –...
   

Kouts PD, Community Working for Common Goals

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Recently the Kouts Police Department assigned one of their part-time officers to be a Public Relations Officer. During a recent Region News Makers interview, Kouts Police Chief Jim Smith told the Region News Team Corp....
   

Walgreen's Decides to Stay in the USA

Walgreen's has decided to stay in the U.S. as many companies consider a more profitable tax inversion. ABC News reports Illinois Senator Dick Durbin applauded Walgreen's decision, and hopes it's model to other companies considering moving their headquarters overseas. Durbin...
   

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